Electrical Installation Condition Reports
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at appropriate intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued service. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as 'periodic inspection and testing' or 'domestic installation condition report'
A periodic inspection will:
1. Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
2. Find any potential electric shock risks or fire hazards.
3. Identify any defective electrical work.
4. Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Tests are also carried out on wiring and fixed electrical equipment to check that they are safe. A schedule of circuits is also provided, which is invaluable for a property.
How often is a periodic inspection required?
Your electrics should be inspected and tested every:
10 years for an owner-occupied home
5 years for a rented home
3 years for a caravan
1 year for a swimming pool / hot tub
Other times when a periodic inspection should be carried out are:
Who should carry out the periodic inspection and what happens?
Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as us, Electric-wise. We will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IEE Wiring Regulations).
Our inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and checks on:
We will then issue you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard that might give rise to danger.
If any dangerous or potentially dangerous condition or conditions are found, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be 'unsatisfactory', meaning that remedial action is required without delay to remove the risks to those in the premises.
If you would like to arrange for a Periodic Inspection to be carried out by Electric-wise, please fill in the form on the right